Tag Archive | Mali

Mali attack: Gunmen kill five at tourist resort

Mali attack: Gunmen kill five at tourist resort

French troops and a 10,000-strong force of UN peacekeepers have been battling to stabilise the former French colony. […]

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UN peacekeepers killed in Mali base attack

UN peacekeepers killed in Mali base attack

At least five United Nations peacekeepers have been killed in an attack on their base in northeastern Mali, the UN said. Eight mortar shells were fired at the base and there was also gunfire, said Olivier Salgado, a spokesman for the UN peacekeeping mission, whose acronym is MINUSMA. “At about 7am, the MINUSMA base in […]

Mali rebels refuse peace accord in current form

Mali rebels refuse peace accord in current form

Mali’s rebel coalition said on Friday it was not ready to give preliminary approval to a United Nations-backed peace proposal a day after the government announced that it would. The statement on behalf of the Coordination of Azawad Movements (CMA) is another setback for mediators and the Malian government, which have been urging Tuareg-led separatists […]

Mali peace talks resume in Algiers

Mali peace talks resume in Algiers

Mali’s government and Tuareg-led rebels resumed U.N.-sponsored peace talks in Algeria on Monday in pursuit of an accord to end uprisings by separatists seeking more self-rule for the northern region they call Azawad. Decades of mistrust and recent intensified fighting between rebels and government-allied militias have complicated attempts to reach a comprehensive deal on Mali’s […]

Mali’s President names new government

Mali’s President names new government

Mali’s President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has approved a new government, the third since he took power less than two years ago, before the launch of new peace talks this month with separatists in the north of the country. Mali is still recovering from a period of heavy turbulence following an incursion by al Qaeda-linked Islamists […]

FMI retomou a assistência financeira ao Mali

FMI retomou a assistência financeira ao Mali

O Fundo Monetário Internacional anunciou hoje que retomou a assistência financeira ao Mali, congelada há seis meses devido à descoberta de “irregularidades” no Orçamento do Estado, com a compra de um jacto presidencial por 40 milhões de dólares. O Fundo Monetário Internacional (FMI) deu luz verde para a entrega de um empréstimo de 11,7 milhões […]

Três capacetes azuis feridos no norte do Mali

Três capacetes azuis feridos no norte do Mali

Três capacetes azuis senegaleses da missão da Organização das Nações Unidas no Mali (Minusma) ficaram hoje feridos num ataque perto de Kidal, no nordeste do país, pouco depois da visita dos ministros da Defesa francês e espanhol. Um engenho explosivo foi accionado a 12 quilómetros a sudoeste da cidade de Kidal, na estrada que faz […]